Quadcopters are a relatively new type of radio-controlled flying device, mostly for hobbyists. They are strong enough to lift a camera, which allows for amazing videos and photos. But this ability also makes them controversial.
"Malone sees drones as tools that make it faster and easier to inspect
these often inaccessible ditches. The flight over this half-mile ditch
to the Red Lake River takes three minutes. With setup, the whole process
takes about a half hour."
"A quick-thinking drone pilot used the speaker on the Mavic 2 Enterprise to warn a surfer of an approaching shark
at a beach south of Wollongong, Australia. After hearing the warning
the surfer quickly paddled back to shore, while the shark swam off into
"Mr Boyko's companion says the couple were woken by loud banging on
the door, to find men in civilian clothes and masks demanding to be let
The drone was loaded with various hard disks, solid-state
drives and flash sticks containing 'very important' information that he
did not want to fall into the police's hands, according to the activist.
'Done. The evacuation has been carried out. The drone reached its destination,' he says at one point."
Drones can be used for good and bad, like most things.
"Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have
attached a flying helicopter drone to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover
set for launch next July.
The solar-powered Mars Helicopter stands about 2.6 feet (80
centimeters) tall when fully deployed, and will become the first
aircraft to fly on another planet. The robot drone will ride to the Red
Planet with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, which has been assembled at JPL to
begin testing in the coming weeks."
"The Czech FA has said that six men and two women were arrested near the
Kosovan capital of Pristina, where the game is taking place. Local
police seized a drone, a Serbian flag and a banner that read “Kosovo is
Serbia”, as well as fireworks and a knife, from two cars with Czech